There was a Peter (age 23) and Adeline (age 19) LeClaire listed in the 1860 Census of Fremonk (Fremont?) County, Iowa. His birthplace is listed as "unknown" and hers as "Kansas."Two children are listed: Zory (age 2) and Emily (age 9 mos.), both born in Iowa.Peter was a farmer. Three other men were living in the same household, two of them farmers and the other listed as an Indian trader.
The 1870 Census of Kansas lists a Peter and Adaline LaClair, ages 33 and 26 respectively, both born in Iowa.Three children are listed: Oliver (age 8) born in Iowa, and Moses (age 3) and Mary (age 1), both born in Kansas. Zory isn't mentioned.Peter here is listed as a laborer.
The March 1, 1875 Kansas Census lists Peter and Adaline Laclare as living in Belvue, ages 38 and 33, both born in Iowa. Peter is again listed as a farmer.Seven children are listed: Zory (17), Emily (14), Oliver (12) -all born in Iowa, Moses (9), Mary (7), Charles (5), and Louisa (3) -born in Kansas.
Each Census gives a different spelling to the family name, making tracing the family difficult.Also the age differences between Peter and Adeline varies with the census. (four years in 1860, and seven in 1870).